Tesla added an all-glass roof to the Model S

And Ludicrous Mode is now limited to the top-shelf P100D.

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Andrew Dalton
November 4th, 2016
Tesla added an all-glass roof to the Model S

Elon Musk has apparently been thinking about roofs a lot lately. SolarCity might want to make the most out of the roof on your house, but Tesla wants to remove those barriers between you and the sun entirely. Behold: the glass-roofed Tesla Model S sedan, which improves on the already sunny panoramic sunroof by doing away with the middle crossbar for a nearly seamless view of the sky.

The glass roof option will cost new Tesla owners a cool $1,500 over the base model, and does away with the plain sunroof entirely. If you need a roof rack or satellite radio, however, you'll still have to go with the $2,000 panoramic option. If you're worried about how hot your car's interior will get will all that glassy real estate, remember Tesla claims their tinted glass blocks 98 percent of UV rays and 81 percent of heat, and drivers can always use their smartphone to turn on the AC before you even get back to the car. As with most things Tesla, the company has recently created an in-house glass technology group to handle all the glass-related research and development for Tesla and SolarCity. When the Model 3 debuts next year, it will feature a similar glass roof over the cabin.

While Tesla was in there fiddling around with the available Model S options, they also did away with Ludicrous Mode for all versions of the Model S except the top-of-the-line P100D, where it still comes standard.

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